Peter Juhl-Olsen

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BACKGROUND Radial artery catheterization is gaining popularity for diagnostic and interventional procedures. Palpation technique is widely used for the procedure, but ultrasonography has been shown to increase catheterization success. A recently described ultrasonography technique is termed 'dynamic needle tip positioning'. We aimed to compare the(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasonographic evaluation of the inferior vena cava (IVC) provides information on central hemodynamics and predicts fluid responsiveness during positive pressure ventilation. In spontaneously breathing patients, the correlations between IVC dynamics and the hemodynamic response to volume shifts remain to be described. OBJECTIVES We aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular status is a crucial determinant in the pre-operative assessment of patients for surgery as well as for the handling of patients with acute illness. We hypothesized that focus-assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) could be performed with the subject in the semi-recumbent position. The aim was also to test whether the image(More)
BACKGROUND Although pleural effusion is a common complication in critically ill patients, detailed knowledge is missing about the haemodynamic impact and the underlining mechanisms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the haemodynamic effect of incremental pleural effusion by means of invasive haemodynamic parameters and transthoracic echocardiography. (More)
PURPOSE Respiratory changes in the diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC) have been validated as a measure of volume status and preload responsiveness during spontaneous breathing and mechanical ventilation. However, many intensive care patients are ventilated with triggered positive pressure ventilation (PPV). In this setting, there is no evidence(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies addressing teaching and learning in point-of-care ultrasound have primarily focussed on image interpretation and not on the technical quality of the images. We hypothesized that a limited intervention of 10 supervised examinations would improve the technical skills in Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) and that(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care cardiac ultrasonography performed by a novice examiner against results from a specialist in cardiology with expert skills in echocardiography, with regard to the assessment of six clinically relevant cardiac conditions in a population of ward patients from the Department(More)
OBJECTIVES The myocardial recovery time following on-pump cardiac surgery remains uncertain. Global peak longitudinal strain is a sensitive measure of endocardial function which is most susceptible to ischaemia. We aimed to evaluate changes in global peak longitudinal strain up to 6 months after surgery and to compare initial changes with alterations in(More)
Focus-Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) is a point-of-care ultrasound protocol allowing the fast evaluation of the cardio-pulmonary status. It has been well established that patients with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive lung disease and lung oedema benefit from the sitting position. These and other medical emergency situations may(More)